Forest School - The Whiteoak Way
'The best classroom and richest classroom is roofed only by the sky.'
At Whiteoak Academies, Forest School is seen as a vital part of every childs education. We believe every child should have access to learn in the outdoor environment and receive the benefits and experience the natural world has to offer.
Taking learning outside encourages children to become independent learners, to use their imagination, take appropriate risks within boundaries and initiate learning for themselves. Forest School aims to promote holistic development, encouraging resilence, confident learners, incorporating children’s individuality. These qualities hugely benefit the learning in the classroom and develops their skills for lifelong learning.
Forest School at Whiteoak Academies explores the outdoors and the natural environment with practical, useful activities all year round. It develops peer learning with the adults providing support and enabling activities to take place. The child’s interest will be at the heart of any activity.
'Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.'